After a stellar season that saw Chaz Davies take seven podiums, five of them race wins, the Welshman powered his Yamaha YZF-R6 to the chequered flag this weekend in Magny Cours claiming the 2011 World Supersport Championship title with one race to go.
Davies had a tough race at the French circuit but with a comfortable 35 point advantage, the Welshman just needed to cross the line in sixth place to claim a well-earned championship title. Team-mate Luca Scassa was determined to celebrate the occasion with a race win of his own. The Italian delivered a spectacular victory, his third of the 2011 season.
Yamaha top the manufacturer’s championship with a significant 12 point lead, having won an impressive eight out of eleven races to date, but there is still one race to go and 25 points still up for grabs at the final round of the season in Portimao, so there is still work to do. The Yamaha ParkinGO team have comfortably secured the Team Championship for 2011.
"It's been an amazing season and has taken me 15 long years to get where I am now,” stated Chaz. “There are so many emotions hitting me all at once.
I've worked towards this all my life and I can’t believe I am now in this position. I can't thank my team and Yamaha enough for all their efforts. I certainly didn't think at the beginning of the year that I’d be taking the championship title. My family and my girlfriend have been behind me all the way and I owe them so much. Thanks to everyone who helped make this magical moment happen."